so are you saying that the non-smokers of America don't have rights and that America is all about the majority winning?
currently we are having the occupy wall street which is demoting the minority ruling.
Is this law actually going to protect non-smokers or simply affect smokers?
Is this a noble deed or a true act of discrimination?
Smoking should definatly be banned in public places.
The places they do allow smoking might lose a bit of money, but it will also help with the health problems that occur.What I think they should do is just go back to a smoking section with air vents leading upwards and away from people in the smoking section, making it less likely that if a door is opened to the smoking section, that smoke will go out.Also, businesess are not losing a little bit of money, there are bars that have been there for years all around me that are being completely shut down.As a result, this can bring some jobs for people and partially solve rate of unemployment.second-hand smoke is harmful, just like smoking is.Imagine sitting in a restuarant unable to enjoy the meal because of the smoke from neighbor's table.It should be banned because the percentage of non-smokers is higher than active smokers so non-smokers have right to clean air and also second hand smoke is more dangerous than actually smoking as well.But also it seems as though this law protects only one side and public places (which should be available to everyone for all purposes) meet only the needs of non-smokers,tobacco causes addiction and active smokers cannot spend a long time without lighting a cigarette which automatically makes public places and many other facilities unsuitable for them and their needs.Also this is bad for tourism in some parts, caterers are financially damaged by these new laws that suggest them to provide services to only one part of both residents and tourists.i find that second hand smoke is very annoying, because everytime i walk past someone smoking, i always feel that i have to hold my breath.smoking seriously harms people's lungs, but so can second-hand smoke. i meant "yes of course" The problem with designated smoking areas is not alway the public, but also the employees.